|Israeli military direct pepper spray into demonstrators' faces|
One can see and hear both the bravery of young Palestinian women, the brutality of the Israeli military and the complicity of G4S, a company which profits in terror and exploitation. G4S are, of course, a company which is responsible for many abuses against asylum seekers in this country.
From: BDS South Africa
Dear Friends and Comrades,
A recently posted YouTube video provides a glimpse of the thriving resistance of the Palestinian people, and the depravity of the Israeli military.
In the video, a young Palestinian woman climbs over an Israeli military water cannon, effectively neutralizing the vehicle, while defiantly waving the Palestinian flag atop the water canon. Sadly, the video also shows Israeli occupation forces attacking protesters with pepper spray, aimed directly (and deliberately) into their eyes and from close range.
The incident occurred at a protest in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners who are on a hunger strike. Khader Adnan, Hana Shalabi and several other Palestinian political prisoners undertook hunger strikes to highlight their unfair imprisonment by Israel (Israel's notorious "Administrative Detention" has often been compared to Apartheid South Africa's "Detention Without Trail")
This year Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations marked Palestinian Prisoners’ Day with a call to action against the security company, Group 4 Securicor (G4S). G4S maintains, services and provides equipment to Israeli prisons, checkpoints and settlements - all against international law. In effect, G4S profits from the Israeli Occupation and prison system. Earlier this year, the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) passed a motion to block their university's contract with G4S, and just last month the European Union declined to renew its contract with G4S … its time to have G4S excluded from all airports, campuses and other public spaces until it ends its complicity with Israeli crimes.
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